Fur­ther in­juries hit patched-up side

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

FOLKE­STONE’S re­shaped side, fur­ther ham­pered by in­juries on the day, strug­gled against Park House in Lon­don 3 South East on Satur­day.

Prop Mart Korge­saar in­jured his back in the warm-up and lasted only five min­utes be­fore he had to be re­placed by young­ster Josh Martin.

In the sec­ond half, Folke­stone lost hooker Jak Cox to a shoul­der in­jury which saw him taken off to hospi­tal.

Mat Roots and Richard Lama with­drew from the squad on Fri­day night, which meant that head coach Lee Jef­fery – al­ready without key play­ers such as Har­ris, Bax­ter, Bat­ter­shill, Gam­ble, Oswald, Wool­ford and Tol­man – had to bring in re-in­force­ments .

Folke­stone took the lead through a Keith Green penalty but con­ceded a try when a Park House player eased through the vis­i­tors’ de­fence from 60 yards out to score. The con­ver­sion made it 7-3.

Folke­stone, who had three play­ers yel­low carded in the game against nig­gly op­po­nents, seemed to lose their dis­ci­pline and a penalty made it 10-3 to Park House at the in­ter­val.

The home side were suc­cess­ful with two more penal­ties to fin­ish wor­thy win­ners.

Folke­stone will be looking for a big im­prove­ment when they take on Brighton at home on Satur­day. (kick­off 2.15pm).

THE sec­ond team’s fix­ture away to Tun­bridge Wells 2nd was post­poned due to a wa­ter­logged pitch.

Folke­stone 3rds were pipped 17-16 by Faver­sham 1sts in Shep­herd Neame MasterBrew East Kent 1.

The 4ths were beaten 27-12 by Whit­stable 4ths in Shep­herd Neame Hurli­mann East Kent 2.

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